Directed by Rob Minkoff
Screenplay by Craig Wright
Based on Peabody's Improbable History by Ted Key
Produced by Alex Schwartz and Denise Nolan Cascino
Starring: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Leslie Mann, Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Stephen Tobolowsky, Stanley Tucci
Enjoyable time traveling for kids and adults!
This is the story of an extremely intelligent dog named Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) and his adopted human son, Sherman (Max Charles). Using a time traveling machine they travel to the past to experience iconic historic moments and meet historic people firsthand. One day Sherman gets into trouble at school due to Penny Peterson (Ariel Winter), Peabody decides to invite Penny and her parents, Paul (Stephen Colbert) & Patty Peterson (Leslie Mann) for dinner to resolve the issue. Unfortunately the plan backfires when Sherman tells Penny about the time machine and she decides to do some traveling of her own. Now Mr. Peabody & Sherman have to save Penny and return the space-time continuum back to normal before the Petersons realize their daughter's missing.
Consistently funny, fast-paced, educational, with a strong voice cast and visuals. Even though the story is not that special and predictable, I loved the time traveling, the 'inverse' logic like the dog is more clever and caring than the humans, how well they integrated education into film and even the father-son relationship is believable. My personal favorite was Leonardo da Vinci's (Stanley Tucci) character (still laughing)! Solid amusing family entertainment with some valuable lessons. Worth seeing! 4-/5